Foundation

Programmes

Entry Qualifications

1. Foundation in Science  i) Pass SPM / O-level equivalent with five (5) Grade C’s including Mathematics and one (1) Science subject;   or ii) Pass UEC with three (3) Grade B’s including Mathematics and one (1) Science subject
2. Foundation in Arts  i) Pass SPM / O-level equivalent with five (5) Grade C’s ;   or ii) Pass UEC with four (4) Grade B’s

Note:  The entry qualifications listed above are subject to change as approved by the Senate, Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education.

Undergraduate

Programmes

Entry Qualifications

1. Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons)

2. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

3. Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons)

i) Pass STPM / A-level with full pass in Mathematics and Physical Science;
  or
ii) Pass UEC with five (5) Grade B’s including Mathematics and Physical Science;
  or
iii) Pass Matriculation / Pre-U / Foundation in Science from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0;
  or
iv) Pass Diploma in related field from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0;
  or
 v) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
4. Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)  i) Pass STPM with full pass in three (3) subjects and SPM / O-level three (3) credits including Mathematics ;
  or
ii) Pass A-level with full pass in two (2) subjects including Mathematics and English;
  or
iii) Pass UEC with five (5) Grade B’s including Mathematics and English;
  or
iv) Pass Matriculation / Pre-U / Foundation from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.50;
  or
v) Pass Diploma in related fields from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0;
  or
vi) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
5. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture i) Pass STPM / A-level with full pass in two (2) subjects and SPM / O-level credit in Mathematics;
  or
ii) Pass UEC with five (5) Grade B’s including Mathematics;
  or
iii) Pass Matriculation / Pre-U / Foundation from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0 and Pass SPM / O-level equivalent with a minimum of credit in Mathematics;
  or
iv) Pass Diploma in related fields from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0;
  or
v) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government;
  and
vi) SPM / O-level pass in Visual Arts / Pass UCTS Portfolio Assessment / Interview
6. Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) i) Pass STPM / A-level with full pass in two (2) subjects or CGPA 2.0;
  or
ii) Pass UEC with five (5) Grade B’s; 
  or
iii) Pass Matriculation / Pre-U / Foundation from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0;
  or
iv) Pass Diploma in related field from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0;
  or
v) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
7. Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketingi) Pass STPM with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any two (2) subjects, and a pass in Mathematics and English at SPM level or equivalent;
  or
ii) Pass STAM with a minimum Grade of Jayyid and a pass in Mathematics and English at SPM level;  
  or
iii) Any qualifications equivalent to Diploma or Advanced Diploma (MQF, Level 4 or 5);
  or
iv) Matriculation/Foundation qualification with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00;
  or
v) Pass UEC with five (5) Grade B’s;
  or
vi) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
8. Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)i) Pass STPM or equivalent with minimum Grade C+ (CGPA 2.33) in any two (2) subjects and credit in Mathematics and a pass in English at SPM level or equivalent;
  or
ii) Pass GCE A-level with minimum one (1) Grade B and two (2) Grade  C’s (including Matematics);
  or
iii) Pass UEC with five (5) Grade B’s including Mathematics and a pass in English;
  or
iv) Pass STAM with Jayyid, and credit in Mathematics and a pass in English at SPM level;
v) Pass Matriculation / Pre-U / Foundation from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.50 and credit in Mathematics and a pass in English at SPM level or equivalent;
  or
vi) Pass Diploma in Accounting or related field from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.50, and credit in Mathematics and a pass in English at SPM level or equivalent;
  or
vii) Obtained at least Band 2 at the Malaysian University English Test (MUET); 
  or
viii) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
9. Bachelor of Technology Management (Honours)i)A pass in STPM, with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects, and a pass in Mathematics and English at SPM level or any equivalent qualification;
  or
ii) A pass in STAM with a minimum Grade of Jayyid and a pass in Mathematics and English at SPM level;
  or
iii) Any qualifications equivalent to Diploma or Advanced Diploma (MQF, Level 4 or 5);
  or
iv)Matriculation/Foundation qualification with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00;
  or
v) A pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum Grade B in five subjects;
  or
vi) Diploma Vocational Malaysia (DVM) equivalent to credits in any 3 subjects SPM level; and pass with credit in Bahasa Melayu 1104; and minimum academic CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00; and minimum vocational CGPA of 2.67 out of 4.00; and competence in all vocational modules and for SVM cohort 2012-2016 pass in History
  or
vii) Any equivalent qualification. 
10. Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons)i) Pass STPM / A-level with credits in Mathematics and Science at SPM level;
  or
ii) Pass UEC with five (5) Grade B’s;
  or
iii) Pass Matriculation / Pre-U / Foundation in Science from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0;
  or
iv) Pass Diploma in related field from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0;
  or
v) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
11. Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) i) Pass Matriculation / Foundation / Pre-University with a minimum CGPA 2.00 and a credit in Additional Mathematics subject at SPM level or equivalent;
  or
ii)  Pass STPM / A-level with a minimum Grade C (Subject Grade Point 2.00) in two (2) subjects and a credit in Additional Mathematics subject at SPM level or equivalent;
  or
iii)  Pass Diploma in Computer Science OR Software Engineering OR Information Technology OR Information System or equivalent with a minimum CGPA 2.50 and a Credit in Additional Mathematics subject at SPM level or equivalent. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 and above 2.00 with a credit in Additional Mathematics subject at SPM level or equivalent can be accepted (subject to a rigorous review process);
  or
 iv)  Pass Diploma in science and technology with a minimum CGPA 2.50 and a credit in Additional Mathematics subject or equivalent can be accepted (subject to a rigorous review process);
  or
v)  Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum Grade B in five (5) subjects including a Mathematics subject that is equivalent to the Additional Mathematics at SPM level;
  or
vi) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.
12. Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (Honours) i) Pass STPM or equivalent, with a minimum Subject Grade Value(NGMP) 2.00 and credit in Bahasa Malaysia subject and pass English Language subject at SPM level;
or
ii) Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum Grade B in five (5) subjects;
or
iii) Pass Diploma (KKM, Level 4) from recognised institution or equivalent with a minimum CGPA 2.00;
or
iv) Pass Matriculation/Foundation from recognised institution or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.00;
or
v) Pass Diploma Vocational Malaysia (DVM) (from any relevant Art and Design Programmes such as but not limited to: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Animation, Creative Media, Product Design, Fashion Design, Furniture Design, Interior Design, Automotive Design, Traditional Arts and Crafts Design, any other Art and Design Fields) equivalent to credits in any 3 subjects SPM level; pass with credit in Bahasa Melayu 1104; minimum academic CGPA of 2.00; minimum vocational CGPA of 2.67; competence in all vocational modules; SVM cohort 2012-2016 pass History at SPM level;
or
vi) Other equivalent qualifications subject to approval by university’s senate and recognised by Malaysian Government. AND
vii)Pass UCTS Interview and Portfolio Assessment.
13. Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Digital Media
  • Pass STPM or equivalent with at least a Grade C (NGMP 2.0) in 2 subjects;  OR
  • Pass STAM (Jayyid); OR
  • Pass UEC with at least a B grade in 5 subjects;  OR
  • Pass Matriculation / Foundation / Foundation from any IPTA / IPTS / Institution that is allowed to offer foundation program with CGPA of 2.00;  OR
  • Creative Multimedia Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be subject to internal evaluation process);  OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications subject to approval by university’s senate and recognised by Malaysian Government.

Note:  The entry qualifications listed above are subject to change as approved by the Senate, Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education.

Postgraduate

1. Master of Architecture

i) A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from LAM accredited programme with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate; AND; 
ii) Demonstrate good Architectural Design through interview and portfolio assessment; AND
iii) Minimum of six (6) months of working experience in related field.
  or
i) A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from LAM accredited programme with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate; AND
ii) Demonstrate good Architectural Design through interview and portfolio assessment; AND
iii) Minimum of three (3) years of working experience in related field.

Fulfill  English Language Requirements (for International Students only)

2. Master of Business Administration (MBA)

i) A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate; 
  or
ii) A Bachelor’s Degree below a CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications may be accepted, subject to a minimum of five (5) years working experiences in related fields.;
  or
iii) Through APEL as approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE)

Applicant must be/have:

  • a Malaysian citizen; and
  • at least 30 years of age in the year of application; and
  • at least STPM/Diploma/equivalent qualifications; and
  • relevant work experience (subject to appropriate APEL assessment conducted by MQA).

    Fulfill  English Language Requirements (for International Students only)

3. Master of Project Management

  i) A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate; 
  or
 ii) A Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate, subject to a minimum of five (5) years of working experience;;
  or
iii) For entry requirement through APEL, applicants must be/have:

  • a Malaysian citizen; and
  • at least 30 years of age in the year of application; and
  • at least STPM/Diploma/equivalent qualifications; and
  • relevant work experience (subject to appropriate APEL assessment conducted by MQA).

    Fulfill  English Language Requirements (for International Students only)
4. Master of Science in Business Management

  i) A Bachelor’s degree in business related field with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate;
  or
 ii) A Bachelor’s degree not meeting CGPA of 2.75 but above the CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications may be accepted, subject to internal assessment;
  or
iii) A Bachelor’s degree below a CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualifications may be accepted, subject to a minimum of five (5) years of working experience.

Fulfill  English Language Requirements (for International Students only)

5. Master of Engineering

  i) A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Engineering Technology with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate;
  or
 ii) A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Engineering Technology not meeting CGPA of 2.75 but above CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications may be accepted, subject to internal assessment;
  or
iii) A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Engineering Technology with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications may be accepted, subject to a minimum of five (5) years working experience in relevant field;

Fulfill  English Language Requirements (for International Students only)

6. Master of Science in Applied Sciences

  i)A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate; ;
  or
 ii) A Bachelor’s degree not meeting CGPA of 2.75 but above CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications can be accepted, subject to rigorous internal assessment;
  or
iii) A Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications may be accepted, subject to a minimum of five (5) years working experience in relevant field;
  or
iv) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by Malaysian Government.

Fulfill  English Language Requirements (for International Students only)

 7. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering

  i) Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme must possess

  • Recognized Master’s degree in Engineering or its equivalent; or
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree that are accepted by the University Senate.

  or
 ii) Candidates currently pursuing the Master’s programme by research in the University, and who are recommended by the Postgraduate Committee to upgrade their status to a Doctoral programme can also be considered, subject to the University Senate’s approval.

* Note:

  • There shall be no direct entry from Bachelor’s degree level to Doctoral degree level.
  • Candidates registered for Master’s degree programmes with at least CGPA 3.67 at Bachelor’s degree level may apply to convert their candidacy to the Doctoral degree programmes subject to:

a. Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral degree level
b. Approval by the University Senate.

– Fulfill  English Language Requirements (for International Students only)

8. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Sciences

  i) Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme must possess:

  • A Master’s degree accepted by the University Senate; OR
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree that are accepted by the University Senate.

     

    – Fulfill  English Language Requirements (for International Students only)
 9. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management

i) Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme must possess:

  • Master’s degree (Level 7 MQF) in a business or related field accepted by the University Senate; OR
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree (Level 7 MQF) as accepted by University Senate.

ii) Candidates currently pursuing the Master’s programme by research in the University and who are recommended by the Postgraduate Committee to upgrade their status to a Doctoral programme can also be considered, subject to the University Senate’s approval.

* Note:

  • There shall be no direct entry from Bachelor’s degree level to Doctoral degree level.
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree qualification, registered for Master’s degree by Research programmes may apply to convert their candidacy to Doctoral degree programmes.
  • Application of conversion must be done within one (1) year after candidate has registered for Master’s degree programmes.
  • Candidates registered for Master’s degree programmes with at least CGPA 3.67 at Bachelor’s degree level may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree programmes subject to:

a. Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral degree level
b. Approval by the University Senate.

– Fulfill  English Language Requirements (for International Students only)

Note:  The entry qualifications listed above are subject to change as approved by the Senate, Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education.

APEL

What is Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)?

The University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) welcomes application from persons of at least 21 years of age who do not qualify for admission on the basis of formal educational attainment. In other words, UCTS provides an opportunity for adult learners to gain recognition and earn academic credits for their prior learning. Prior learning describes any learning that occur at workplace, seminars, home or other than formal classroom environment.

UCTS accepts non-formal enrolment into its undergraduate programmes via APEL. APEL is created to come up with an alternative entry method for those with no formal qualification to further their education to a higher level.

UCTS recognises that preparation for tertiary study is not restricted to formal educational attainment and that valuable intellectual and skills development can be gained through wide ranging experiences and informal studies. These experiences can be converted into academic credits via APEL. By obtaining such credits, you can accelerate your completion of a university course. On this matter, your case will be considered on its merits on the basis of evidence of achievement and of your interest in and the capacity to work in the broad field of study to which you seek admission.

The knowledge and valuable skills gained by you can be assessed in order to earn an equivalent academic credential at university level.  These credits, however, are granted on the basis of your achieved learning and not the experience itself.  It will be measured systematically against specified learning outcomes of a course.  In general, APEL process involves the assessment of experiential learning.  This learning may be acquired through various channels which include formal schooling, work and life experiences, training, independent study, voluntary work, hobbies and others.

How to get APEL?

APEL assessment is conducted by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).  The systematic assessment involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning of the applicant. The application for APEL assessment should be made by the individuals themselves.   For more information on APEL, it is available at www.mqa.gov.my/APEL. Those who are interested have to meet APEL criterias as below:
  •  Malaysian citizens;
  •  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age in the year of application; and
  •  A pass in the Portfolio assessment Aptitude Test conducted by MQA.
If you have any further questions about the application process, we’re here to help. Please call us at (+6)084-367300 and ask to speak to the Academic Affairs and Registry.

APEL Certification Process Flow Chart